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Latest news: Food security

HelpingACT helps refugees and asylum seekers at Eid-al-Fitr

Food relief charity HelpingACT donated 30 hampers to refugees and asylum seekers in Canberra for Eid-al-Fitr.

ACT funding: Grow your own food to ease the inequality crisis

Canberrans can create community gardens and grow their own food through a new ACT Government partnership and increased grants funding.

Free Meals in Schools pilot for five ACT public schools

The ACT Government will launch a pilot free meals program across 5 Canberra public schools, providing free breakfast and lunch 3 days a week.

Helping ACT looks to expand free school breakfast program

Local food charity, Helping ACT last week made the first delivery of 2023 to one of the only free school meal programs operating in the ACT.

People helping people: the team feeding Canberra’s hungry in 2023

The trio of Mohammed Ali, Belinda Barnier, and Jessica Fordyce, are banding together with the dream of making sure no Canberran ever goes without a nourishing meal.

The future of farming in Canberra: Tanbella Orchard

What is the future of farming in Canberra? To answer this question, CW investigates the Tanbella Orchard in the agritourism hub of Pialligo.

The future of farming in Canberra: Fred McGrath Weber

What is the future of farming in Canberra? To answer this question, CW chats to Fred McGrath Weber from Majura Valley Farm.

Floods to push up price of fruit and vegetables

Consumers are being warned they're likely to pay more for fruit and vegetables in the wake of flooding across eastern parts of Australia.

Community gardens will help ease food insecurity

The 2022–23 round of the ACT Government’s Community Garden Grants, launched today, will set up more community gardens around Canberra.

G7 warns of global food crisis amid war in Ukraine

The Group of Seven leading economies has warned that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis that threatens poor countries, and urgent measures are needed to unblock grain supplies being held up by Russia.

Op-ed: Food security matters now more than ever

In this op-ed piece, ACT Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Vassarotti invites Canberrans to have their say on the Food and Fibre Strategy for the ACT, which looks at how to nurture a thriving, sustainable agriculture sector to bolster local food security.

Community organisations will run Canberra Relief Network

Community organisations will now run the Canberra Relief Network (CRN), to provide regular household and food supplies during the pandemic.